The Royal Navy Sea King again joined the search today. Photo: Stuart Hill/MoD

The Royal Navy Sea King again joined the search today. Photo: Stuart Hill/MoD

Rescuers searching for a missing walker in Glen Nevis have found a body.

A huge search for Edinburgh man Alistair Porteous took place over the weekend in the area around the Ring of Steall, south of Ben Nevis.

Members of the Lochaber, Glencoe, Penrith, RAF Lossiemouth and RAF Leeming Mountain Rescue Teams took part in the search in difficult weather conditions, including avalanched areas.

Search and Rescue Dogs Association members and a Royal Navy Sea King search and rescue helicopter from HMS Gannet in Ayrshire also joined the search.

The search by Lochaber MRT resumed today, with the Royal Navy aircraft again joining the operation.

Police Scotland said: “Sadly the body of a man has been found in the Steall Falls area this afternoon.”

“The family of Mr Porteous have been made aware.”

Police said a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

A Lochaber MRT spokesperson said: “Our thoughts go to the family and friends.”

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